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  • Packers hire former corner Demetri Goodson as scout

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers have hired one of their own to fill a scouting vacancy. The team announced that former cornerback Demetri Goodson has been promoted to college scout, covering the Midlands region. " June 03

  • Latest On NFL Training Camp Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "Most NFL teams should have the option of opening their facilities to players and coaches by the end of the week, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter links). While there may be exceptions, the majority of teams should receive clearance to restart operations, although some clubs..." June 03

  • Mark Ingram praises Aaron Rodgers, blasts Drew Brees

    Sportsnaut "The sports world lit up big time on Wednesday after future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees claimed that kneeling during the national anthem was a sign of disrespect.  This brought back to the forefront the debate surrounding the Colin Kaepernick-led national anthem..." June 03

  • From Zooms to Locker Rooms, NFL Players Can Talk Race and Racism with Respect

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, one of the true leaders in the NFL, and respected by almost everyone in it, was asked a simple question: Will the horrifying killing of George Floyd change the racial dynamics inside locker rooms? Will there be more conversations on..." June 03

  • NFL still planning to have full slate of preseason games

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has been determined to maintain as much normalcy as possible with its offseason schedule, and fans may be disappointed to hear that the plan is to follow that approach even with preseason games. In a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean..." June 03

  • Ranking NFL's 7 Most Likely Quarterbacks to Lose Their Job in 2020

    Bleacher Report "The constant turnover at the NFL's quarterback position doesn't figure to slow in 2020.  Painting in broad strokes, teams seem to have less patience with the most important position in sports. The Arizona Cardinals quickly dumping Josh Rosen for Kyler Murray seemed..." June 03

  • NFL owners ‘watching their spending’ due to fears of revenue hit from 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 NFL season is just a few months away. Before the schedule kicks off, though, the league is bracing for difficult discussions around the NFL salary cap with team owners bracing themselves for a staggering hit to NFL revenue. While the upcoming NFL season is..." June 03

  • NFL coaches speak out against racism and injustice

    The Score "Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule wants athletes to use their voices to support social change, he said Wednesday as he addressed racism and the protests across the United States after George Floyd was killed in police custody last week. "I want to have a team full of..." June 03

  • NFL reportedly considering asking players to take salary cuts if revenue drops due to coronavirus

    CBS Sports "NFL revenues could take a serious hit in 2020 if fans aren't allowed to attend games, and if that happens, it would have some dramatic financial ramifications around the league. The biggest consequence of having zero fans in attendance is that the salary cap for 2021 would likely..." June 03

  • NFL is ordered to produce key documents in lingering concussion litigation

    Yahoo! Sports "The concussion class action against the NFL was settled nearly seven years ago. The NFL’s effort to get insurance coverage for the concussion cases continues to this day, however. Despite settlements with multiple insurance companies, a fight continues with 10 of them. And, as..." June 03

  • Draft-pick compensation, not reward, remains in play for Rooney Rule

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL tabled potential changes to the Rooney Rule involving draft picks, comments from the Commissioner implied that, moving forward, draft picks would be used a compensation for losing minority assistants to promotions with other teams, and not as a reward for hiring a..." June 03

  • NFL players not expected to return to team facilities until training camp

    ESPN "NFL players are not expected to return to their team facilities until training camp, sources told ESPN. Most teams already have reopened their facilities on a limited basis for essential employees amid the coronavirus pandemic, but healthy players still are not allowed to..." June 03

  • NFL teams participating in #BlackoutTuesday is too little, too late

    USA Today "It was #BlackoutTuesday and NFL teams were determined not to miss it. The New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers were among the teams tweeting the stark black screen with the symbolic hashtag attached. The 49ers turned their Twitter avatar black. They and the..." June 03

  • Inside the competition that has potential to be Giants crushing weakness

    New York Post "At some point — most likely, at the very end of July or early in August — the Giants will assemble and hit the field. When they do, someone has to line up at center and snap the ball to Daniel Jones. The identity of that player is one of the unknown elements to a summer..." June 03

  • Latest Buzz Suggests NFL is at Risk of Repeating MLB's Huge Mistake in Revenue Talks With Players

    12 Up "While the NFL and its players' union haven't made any hard and fast decisions about how (or if) the season will be played this year, rumors are circulating that the league is considering a move sure to generate controversy. Per reports from NFL Media, the owners seek to cut..." June 02

  • NFL has little leverage to secure salary givebacks

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes it pays, literally, to have an in-house media conglomerate. The NFL used its NFL-owned media outlet to float a trial balloon on Tuesday regarding the possibility that players could give back some salary in 2020, in order to “save some jobs” both this..." June 02

  • NFL says camps only at team facilities due to coronavirus

    ESPN "The NFL has decided that teams must hold training camps this summer at their main practice facilities because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The NFL plans to announce that plan, along with a tentative start to camps in late July. A source told..." June 02

  • Only half of NFL team owners have spoken up. Why are so many staying silent?

    Yahoo! Sports "The time for words is over. But as we’re seeing from a significant number of NFL teams, even empty words are a bridge too far. As of this writing, 16 teams had posted at minimum a statement, either under the franchise logo or with the owner’s name attached, to..." June 02

  • NFL Analyst Suggests 5 Teams That Should Trade For QB Dak Prescott

    The Spun "Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have yet to work out a longterm extension. The former Mississippi State star is currently slated to play the 2020 NFL season under the franchise tag. This is leading some to speculate about Prescott’s future in Dallas. Is it possible the..." June 02

  • NFL floats possibility of asking players’ union for salary givebacks

    Pro Football Talk "If NFL games have to be played in empty stadiums this season, league revenues will decline, and the players’ share of the league revenues will also decline, which will result in lowering next year’s salary cap. But the league is apparently planning to float the idea to players that..." June 02

  • NFL season won't start without salary cap agreement between players, league

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is still planning to forge ahead with the 2020 regular season starting on Sept. 10 between the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. Whether this is a likelihood amid the ongoing pandemic remains to be seen. A lot of it will depend on how the United..." June 02

  • Billy Turner saddened, but not surprised

    Pro Football Talk "Packers guard Billy Turner grew up outside Minneapolis, and he’s been there since January. And while he’s saddened and angry about the killing of George Floyd near his own home, he’s unable to register shock. Turner told Matt Schneidman of..." June 02

  • Packers Sign Rookie Simon Stepaniak

    ACME Packing Company "On Monday morning, the Green Bay Packers announced that they have signed guard Simon Stepaniak, one of their three 2020 sixth-round draft picks and the one selected latest among the group. A 6-foot-4, 313-pound prospect from Indiana, the Packers selected Stepaniak with..." June 02

  • Lane Taylor Deal Gives Packers Incredible Depth Along the Offensive Line

    The Sports Daily "Veteran offensive lineman Lane Taylor agreed to rework his contract over the weekend and took a pay cut to $1.5 million for 2020 with incentives that could get his salary as high as $3 million. The former Oklahoma State star was previously owed $3.8 million in base salary under his previous..." June 01

  • What if NFL players return to kneeling at games in 2020 season?

    Yahoo! Sports "Nearly four years ago Colin Kaepernick began sitting and later kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in 2016...." June 01

  • Where are the vast majority of NFL head coaches on the current unrest?

    Pro Football Talk "At this critical moment in American history, only three NFL head coaches have made public statements in their own names (and only their own names) about the situation. Three. Of 32. Even though the vast majority if the league’s players are minorities. Beyond..." June 01

  • Jason Whitlock Out at Fox Sports

    The Wrap "After four years, Jason Whitlock is out at Fox Sports 1 as co-host of “Speak for Yourself.” Whitlock was not on the air on Monday and had been removed from the channel guide. Whitlock’s contract expired over the weekend. " June 01

  • Undrafted rookies seeking NFL tryouts face uncertain futures

    NFL.com "Ju'an Williams' phone hasn't rung. In any other year, the former University of New Haven wide receiver might already have earned an NFL contract and would be preparing to compete for a roster spot this summer. Instead, he's just preparing for a phone call that might..." June 01

  • Top five most explosive NFL offenses in 2020

    Sportsnaut "As NFL coaches with young quarterbacks dream up schemes to confound opposing defenses, fans are the biggest beneficiaries. Big plays. Touchdowns galore. Electric playmakers. The age of explosive NFL offenses is here, and the 2020 season is loaded with potential for even..." June 01

  • Here are the 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "June is here and NFL free agency was already a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good players available to NFL teams looking for late offseason upgrades. Multiple Pro Bowlers are still available as free agents, whether they were cut for cap reasons or simply..." June 01

  • The NFL’s Post-June 1 Cuts, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL teams will often use contract bonuses as a way to spread out a cap hit that might otherwise be exorbitant. For example, if a player’s four-year deal includes a $8MM signing bonus, that money can be paid immediately but spread out over four years for cap purposes. This way, the..." June 01

  • Packers sign sixth-rounder Simon Stepaniak

    USA Today "The Green Bay Packers signed the third of the team’s nine draft picks. The Packers announced the signing of sixth-round pick Simon Stepaniak on Monday. Stepaniak, a guard from Indiana, joins seventh-round picks Jonathan Garvin and Vernon Scott as the three draft picks signed so..." June 01

  • Advertisers face tough decisions on buying NFL commercial time

    Pro Football Talk "As a season of uncertainty approaches, advertisers are being leery about the prospect of buying commercial time on NFL broadcasts. Anthony Crupi of Sports Business Journal takes a close look at the situation, which is requiring decisions to be made despite so many variables that..." June 01

  • Packers sign seventh-rounder Vernon Scott

    CBS 58 in Milwaukee "The Packers have signed seventh-round draft pick Vernon Scott to his rookie contract. The safety agreed to the standard four-year rookie deal. " June 01

  • EA Sports Delays First Look at Madden NFL 2021 to Help 'Drive Change'

    The Big Lead "EA Sports has decided to delay a first look at Madden NFL 2021 that was planned for Monday. The company elected to hold off in the wake of the protests around the country over the killing of George Floyd. EA released a statement explaining the decision and saying the company would..." May 31

  • Every NFL Team's Biggest Scapegoat of the Last Decade

    Bleacher Report "If the NFL is the ultimate team sport and football games are never won or lost on a single play, then no one player or coach should ever bear the brunt of a fanbase's ire after a defeat. If only things were that simple. It's often difficult for sports fans to take a..." May 31

  • Players Coalition pleads for police to be 'courageous,' accountable

    The Score "The NFL's Players Coalition is calling on law enforcement to be more accountable following the recent deaths of George Floyd and other African-Americans. "To the many, many good law enforcement officers, we need you now more than ever," the group wrote Saturday in a..." May 31

  • 3 potential breakout players for the Green Bay Packers in the 2020 season

    Clutch Points "For fans of the Green Bay Packers, this offseason has been filled with confusion and a lack of moves that can aid Aaron Rodgers near the end of his career. Nevertheless, the Packers figure to be the favorites to repeat as NFC North champions in 2020. With that being said, Green..." May 30

  • Roger Goodell Releases Statement On The Murder Of George Floyd, Nationwide Protests

    Sportsnaut "Players around the NFL have stepped up to provide a voice in the aftermath of the senseless murder of George Floyd by a now-former Minneapolis police officer on Tuesday. While a certain owner has spoken up, the NFL remained quiet until Saturday afternoon. Commissioner Roger..." May 30

  • Seven classic Super Bowls coming to NBCSN, NBC this week

    Pro Football Talk "As we wait for live sports to return, why not enjoy some of the best live sports from days gone by? You’ll get to do that this week on NBCSN and NBC, with seven classic Super Bowls re-aired from Monday through Sunday. All were originally televised by NBC. It starts..." May 30

  • Packers OL Lane Taylor takes pay cut, freeing up $3M in cap space

    NFL.com "Lane Taylor is taking one for the team. The Packers offensive lineman agreed to rework the final year of his contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Saturday. Taylor was slated to make around $4.55 million in 2020, according to OverTheCap, but is now due $1.5 million and a..." May 30

  • Poll Asks; Should NFL Change Onside Kick?

    Pro Football Rumors "More support for a rule change that would significantly diminish the onside kick’s impact on the game emerged this week. The NFL discussed a proposal that would give teams the opportunity to attempt 15-yard conversions to keep the ball, rather than try onside kicks. Although the league..." May 30

  • Why do I love sports? It's all thanks to my dad, Mickey, and the Green Bay Packers

    USA Today "We really miss sports. So much so that during the pandemic we've asked ourselves a question: What was the moment or reason that we fell in love with sports in the first place? This story below is from USA TODAY Sports' Nancy Armour. But we also want to hear (and share)..." May 29

  • Matt LaFleur Needs to Stop Changing His Story on the Jordan Love Pick

    12 Up "We're really trying our hardest to come around to the Green Bay Packers' widely-berated decision to forfeit a fourth-round pick to move up in the first round to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love at No. 26 overall in the 2020 Draft. The negatives far outweigh the..." May 29

  • John Parry: Referee may need nudge to seek input from replay assistant

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s planned preseason “Sky Judge” experiment is designed to avoid invading the purview of the referee. Indeed, the process of consulting with the replay assistant doesn’t even begin unless and until the referee initiates it. So how will the referee even..." May 29

  • “Sky Judge” experiment won’t involve pass interference calls and non-calls

    Yahoo! Sports "A year after being burned by the unintended consequences (and ill-defined standards) of extending replay review to pass interference, the NFL hopes to avoid a similar outcome when it comes to an alternative device for preventing another Rams-Saints NFC Championship debacle. And so the..." May 29

  • Twelve players set to thrive after missing time in '19

    NFL.com "By this point in the offseason, you've heard plenty about the big-ticket free-agent signings and enticing draft choices spicing up the 2020 picture for teams across the NFL. But don't overlook another category of players whose presence on the field can make a major difference: those who..." May 29

  • How the Packers can be Super Bowl contenders: Three moves that could return Green Bay to prominence in 2020

    CBS Sports "Yes, there's still much to be worked out if the NFL is to have its regular season start on time amid COVID-19 concerns, but the reopening of facilities around the league has already begun -- including the one Aaron Rodgers calls home. While coaches and players wait for the green..." May 29

  • Could fourth-and-15 be a bargaining chip for the next TV deals?

    Pro Football Talk "The adoption of the fourth-and-15 alternative to the onside kick may be a matter of when not if. And the “when” could be tied directly to a broader business move the NFL will soon be making. As Big Cat mentioned on Friday’s PFT Live, it’s possible that the..." May 29

  • NFL continues to misunderstand the data and analytics by tabling onside kick rule change proposal

    CBS Sports "Last year the Denver Broncos became the first NFL team to formally propose the idea of an alternative to the onside kick with a fourth-and-15 attempt. The proposal obviously didn't pass, but Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie thought about it --..." May 29